Secret for driving a BRDM-2?

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kcimb

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Seems like ours is easy to get into first and harder to get into R but going from first to second is a bear. It starts quickly and it's a sweet vehicle, however.

Any pointers? Perhaps I'm not getting the double clutching down right?
 

Robin33ba07

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Seems like ours is easy to get into first and harder to get into R but going from first to second is a bear. It starts quickly and it's a sweet vehicle, however.

Any pointers? Perhaps I'm not getting the double clutching down right?
double clutch all the time maybe let the gearbox oil warm up a bit before driving off ,most or nearly all go a bit better is let warm up first (OT90 VT55 ) ?
 

colin455

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I was looking into a BTR-60 yesterday and am sure they mentioned the transmission was meant to be pre-shifted into the next gear and depressing the clutch engaged the new gear while making a hissing noise like an air solenoid. I could be mistaken but distinctly remember thinking "how odd".
Perhaps research the BTR and see if it matches. Both are Soviet Bloc units.
Hope it was remotely helpful.
 

dmetalmiki

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Nope.. That is with the OT90, Which has an epicyclic gearbox, A sort'a copy of the daimler Pre-Selector gearbox.
The BTR60 has Two Petrol engines TWO gearboxes and ONE single Hydraulically operated clutch. And ARE a t..t to drive and change gear in. Remember that both engines have to be synced together.
The BTR 80 (I would love one!) was a better version with the single (Huge tough) V8 kamaz diesel engine in it.
Gear changing is best Always Double Clutching.
 

kcimb

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double clutch all the time maybe let the gearbox oil warm up a bit before driving off ,most or nearly all go a bit better is let warm up first (OT90 VT55 ) ?
I've tried double clutching, it doesn't want to shift even then. It's almost like there's something wrong with the shifting mechanism and it won't go into gear. When I move the stick it hits a wall.
 
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